Thursday, October 24, 2013

Nikon D5300 price and specs

<Nikon D5300 Cheapp> Date : 23 Ekim 2013 Çarşamba - 03:29, Category : TECHNOLOGY

Nikon D5300 price and specs

Nikon D5300 price and specs

Camera maker Nikon's D5300 has made quite a few heads turn with its latest specifications. It's a mid-range model, the D5300, designed for consumers looking for an everyday interchangeable-lens camera with good performance and solid image quality. The camera is also Nikon's first capable of shooting 1080p video at 60p, an important improvement for anyone looking to record quick movements.
This camera replaces the D5200, adding a new 24.2-megapixel sensor without an optical low-pass filter, an EXPEED 4 processor for 1080/60p video and 5 fps stills and boosted battery life, letting you capture about 700 shots per charge, compared to 500 with the previous model.

The D5300 is expected to hit stores later this month in black, red and grey for $1,400 with an 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens or $800 body-only. Nikon is introducing its first DSLR with built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, the D5300. The new camera is an update to the D5200, and will take its place as Nikon's top-of-the-line camera for the beginner DSLR market.

Though Nikon says that the D5300′s overall improvements are iterative, they should add up to something quite meaningful: it also includes a larger, 3.2-inch articulating display; a new image-processing engine; and no low-pass filter on the camera's DX-format sensor, which should result in sharper images. Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS are a first for Nikon DSLRs

The D5300 will be able to pair with Nikon's existing Android and iOS app, allowing them to view and share photos. It's not the most robust tool for remotely controlling a camera, but it's something that's easy to see as a handy option. Aside from connectivity, the D5300′s other big improvement over its predecessor should be in image sharpness.

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Community Calendar for the Midlands, Oct. 19

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WEST COLUMBIA CLEAN-UP DAY AND RECYCLING: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. Clean out carports, garages, yard barns and storage sheds. Trim trees, shrubs and hedges. Weed flower beds. Rake yards and mow grass. Sweep driveways. Pick up trash, soda cans and cigarette butts along neighborhood streets. Separate clean-up day trash from regular household and yard waste. An electronics recycling truck will be set up at City Hall and will accept computers, monitors, printers, laptops, microwaves and TVs. Some clean-up day items will be picked up on Saturday but city sanitation trucks will pick up remaining items on the regular collection days Monday through Friday. For large appliances, furniture or bulky items, call the West Columbia Sanitation Department at (803) 796-8006 to schedule collection.

FALL VENDOR/CRAFT BAZAAR: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Pentecostal Holiness Church, 501 Church St., West Columbia. Handmade crafts, baked goods and jewelry as well as popular brand vendors. (803) 755-2883

ADOPTION WEEKEND: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Pet Supplies Plus, 7467 St. Andrews Road, Irmo. SQ Rescue will be at the store with many adoptable dogs. During the month of October, Pet Supplies Plus will be donating proceeds on select merchandise, accepting donations and spreading awareness of homeless pets. (803) 749-5190

HOOP FOR LIFE: Basketball tournament, 2 p.m. Saturday at Bluff Road Park, 148 Carswell Road. Halftime entertainment and live DJ. Breast Cancer Awareness Month event sponsored by the Richland County Recreation Commission. Proceeds will benefit the Palmetto Health Foundation. (803) 776-8698

ADOPTION WEEKEND: 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Pet Supplies Plus, 7467 St. Andrews Road, Irmo. SQ Rescue will be at the store with many adoptable dogs. During the month of October, Pet Supplies Plus will be donating proceeds on select merchandise, accepting donations and spreading awareness of homeless pets. (803) 749-5190

ROCKY BRANCH BASH: Noon-6 p.m. Sunday at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 2300 Greene St. Live music, food, cash bar, bike tuneups, rain barrel demonstration, leaf composting information, nature walk and a 4 p.m. rubber duck race - all in celebration of the opportunity to take Rocky Branch from a flood threat to a community asset. Sponsored by the Rocky Branch Watershed Alliance, a project of Sustainable Midlands.

HEALTH CARE FORUM: 10 a.m.-noon Thursday in the auditorium at Midlands Technical College Northeast campus, 151 Powell Road. Sponsored by State Rep. Joe McEachern and District 7 County Councilman Torrey Rush, the forum will feature a panel of experts, a Q&A session and the opportunity for people to sign up for health insurance (bring a photo ID and income verification). Seating is limited, refreshments will be served. To register, call (803) 929-6000

S.C. HEAD START AWARENESS DAY: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. Showcase of South Carolina's premier comprehensive school readiness programs will include special attractions and activities for children and program quality recognitions. Free and open to the public. (843) 307-3286

ROOFTOP RHYTHMS: 5-9 p.m. Thursday on the on the rooftop of Richland Mall, Beltline Boulevard and Forest Drive. Entertainment schedule features Bandkamp at 5 p.m. and Right to Party at 7 p.m. Balloon artists, face painting, sidewalk chalk, bounce house and slide for the kids. Forest Acres restaurants Tombo Grille, Village Idiot, Moe's, Pasta Fresca, Lizard's Thicket and Daley's Dogs will have dishes available for purchase. Lawn chairs and blankets welcome. No coolers or pets, please.

"LOST IN YONKERS": 8 p.m. Thursday through Oct. 26, Oct. 31-Nov. 2; 3 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 at Sumter Little Theatre 14 Mood Ave., Sumter. Playwright Neil Simon's 1991 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama is a family story about growing up, togetherness and trust. Tickets are $15; students, seniors and military, $12. (803) 775-2150

BLYTHEFEST: 5-9 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 26 at Trinity United Methodist Church. 90 Boney Road, Blythewood. Live entertainment, food, silent auction, bake sale, book sale, local vendors, children's games and rides, face painting, haunted house, kids' costume contest. Proceeds will benefit the Blythewood community, schools and Midlands charitable organizations.

WKES HARVEST HOEDOWN: 6-8 p.m. Friday at White Knoll Elementary School, 132 White Knoll Way, West Columbia. Students and families are invited to take part in line dancing, bingo, a cakewalk, cornhole tournament, food and prizes.

JUKEBOX MEMORIES FOR ALZHEIMER'S: 7-10 p.m. Friday at Seawell's, 1125 Rosewood Drive. Area senior healthcare professionals will be performing popular tunes from the '60s and '70s; voting will take place in $1 bills, the performer to receive the most $1 bills will win the "ZAMMY" award. Tickets are $20; couples, $35. All tickets and voting monies will go directly to the Alzheimer's Association, Columbia chapter.

"TWELVE ANGRY JURORS": 7:30 p.m. Friday and Oct. 26, 3 p.m. Oct. 27 at Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow St. Free admission but donations are greatly appreciated. (803) 771-0408, ext. 127

UPCOMING EVENTS

FALL FESTIVAL: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 26 at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 2501 Heyward St. Games, live music, bounce houses, barbecue pork or chicken plates, $10. (803) 771-4540

OKTOBERFEST: 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 403 Park Road, Lexington. Dine in or take out - brats, sauerkraut, red cabbage, German potato salad, desserts. Free child care available. (803) 240-9311 or (803) 359-2444, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. Proceeds will benefit LICS and the church mission in Equador.

CHANTICLEER: 8 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. Grammy-winning a capella choral group sings without a conductor. Tickets are $49; students, $24.50; groups, $40. Dinner and performance, $80. (803) 276-6264; www.newberryoperahouse.com


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Monday, October 7, 2013

OtterBox Commuter Series Wallet Case Protects Your iPhone

If you're anything like me, you always have your smartphone with you. I always have a fear of losing something in my pocket, especially my car keys, so it drives me crazy to have a lot of things stuffed inside the pockets of my jeans. If you like to go a bit more minimalist and don't want to have to carry your smartphone and your wallet, OtterBox has a new case that you might appreciate.

The case is called the Commuter Series Wallet and is available for the iPhone 5/5S and the Samsung Galaxy S4. This certainly isn't the first case on the market to offer wallet capability, but it does look like OtterBox's offering will hold more than a lot of other 5s iphone cases otterbox commuter night blue on the market. OtterBox is also well-known for making cases that actually protects your phone in the event of a drop.

Rather than having slots, this smartphone case has a sliding drawer on the back that appears to be approximately a quarter of an inch deep. You can cram credit cards, driver's license, and cash inside the wallet drawer and have them with you at all times. The only downside I see is that the case is rather thick and might not fit in your pocket if you're the sort who wears skinny jeans.

The Commuter Series Wallet is available now from OtterBox for $44.95(USD).


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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Apple posts tips and tricks guide for the iPhone 5s and 5c

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Apple today posted new pages to its website highlighting a number iOS 7 tips and tricks for iPhone 5s, 5c, and 4s users. Truthfully, I'm surprised Apple hasn't done something like this before given that there's so much power in iOS that the general public is often unaware of.

While the tips listed by Apple may, on the whole, be familiar to anyone who keeps up with Apple-centric blogs, Apple's new webpages provide a nice resource for users new to iOS and even for seasoned users who haven't yet experienced the full power of iOS.

The new pages put up by Apple are even more timely given the recent release of iOS 7 which, as has been said time and time again, marks the biggest change to iOS since the 2007 release of the original iPhone.

The tips are broken up by categories which include Photography, Swipe Gestures, Maps, Siri, Safari and more. It's well worth checking out.

Speaking of tips, don't forget to check out our series of TUAW video tips for iOS 7.

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Orioles host 200 city students after government shutdown cancels pre-K field trip

<officialsp>The Baltimore Orioles stepped up to the plate after the government shutdown canceled a field trip to the Fort McHenry National Monument, where 200 Baltimore pre-kindergartners were scheduled to visit Thursday.

The trip was part of the annual "Pre-K at Play" event, which for the last four years has sent thousands of 4-year-old students throughout the city to give them a hands-on learning experience at more than 30 of the city's famous landmarks and venues.

Oriole Park has been a stop in past years, where students received tours of the stadium and participated in warm-ups with players, but wasn't originally part of this year's tour because of the possibility the team could be playing in the post-season.

But when the city school system realized Monday that more about 200 students would lose a stop on their tour, they put out an all-call to venues to see if they could host more students, school officials said.

"The Orioles just stepped right in, so our little guys wouldn't be disappointed," said Charlene Iannone-Campbell, director of early learning for the city school system.

Campbell brought the nationally-acclaimed Pre-K at Play program to the city. The program aims to connect learning with the world around them, and develop skills like reading comprehension and critical thinking.

In addition to Oriole Park, students will visit government buildings like City Hall, arts institutions like the Hippodrome and several museums including the Walters Art Museum and the Jewish Museum of Maryland.

"We are thrilled to provide this opportunity for children to experience the ballpark and to see some of the behind-the-scenes elements not usually open to the public on game days," said Greg Bader, vice president of communications and marketing for the Orioles.

Baltimore Sun reporter Tricia Bishop contributed to this article.

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Pagani's Creations Old and New

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Believe it or not, Italian marque Pagani have only actually produced two supercar models. Yes there have been a numerous sub-models of the Zonda but they are all based on the same car, expect to see a number of Huayra special editions in the future!

Lets start at the beginning. Pagani's first model, the Zonda, was propelled by mid-mounted V12 engines manufactured by Mercedes-Benz's AMG division. The car's design was inspired by jet fighters and the famous Sauber-Mercedes Silver Arrow Group C cars, and features several unique design elements, including its circular four pipe exhaust. This car was the C12 and debuted in 1999 at the Geneva Motor Show. It's 6ltr V12 produced 389hp and could accelerate to 100km/h in 4.3 seconds. It was not the fastest car at the show now anywhere near the most anticipated but it looked stunning and it set the foundations for the the future of the firm. Brace yourselves because here comes a list of all the cars that followed the C12 and completed the Zonda family, a huge family at that. They were the Zonda S, Zonda S 7.3, Zonda Roadster, Zonda F, Zonda Roadster F, Zonda Cinque, Zonda Cinque Roadster, Zonda Tricolore, Monza, GJ, Uno, RAK, HH, 750, Absolute, PS, Zonda F Roadster Final Edition, 760RS, 760LH, 764 Passione, Zonda R, Zonda R Evolution, Zonda Revolución. In a span of 14 years all of these cars were designed by Horacio Pagani himself and built in the factory near Modena. The first car, the humble C12 that you see photographed in dark blue was transformed over a number of years and the last Zonda to be built is the Zonda Revolución a fire breathing race car that feature, like the C12, a 6ltr V12 but produces a humbling 800hp!

That brought the end of the Zonda to welcome a new generation of supercar. The Huayra, that debuted at the Geneva Auto Show in 2011. Again it features an AMG built 6ltr V12 but produces almost twice as much power as the C12′s 389hp, an outrageous 730hp. It launched to 100km/h over 1 second faster, in 3.2 seconds and will carry onto a monumental 378km/h! GTspirit recently drove this savage car on both road and track and struggling to comprehend how spectacular this car is, not only to look at but to drive

Two different cars, two different generations, two engineering masterpieces, two differing centuries of production and all the ideas of one man and his firm. Pagani.

These superb photos were taken by Chester Ng in Hong Kong.


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Vendetta leaves Albania children nowhere to go

Since they were born, nine-year-old Nikolin and his older brother Amarildo, 12, have never left their house in Albania. They do not play outside, nor do they go to school.
The boys are imprisoned because of a blood feud, or vendetta, with neighbors that has made them fear for their lives.
Their uncle killed a neighbor in a 1993 dispute and, although he was jailed for 25 years, the victim's family - living only a dozen 5s iphone meters cases for boys to take to school (yards) away - has vowed to avenge the death.
Albanians still respect the tradition of vendetta, which dates back to the 15th century and spares no male in a family, including babies.
The brutal custom is widely followed in the poor mountainous regions in the north of the country, but also in some villages and towns in other regions.
Nikolin and Amarildo spend most of their lives in a cold, somber room at their home in Mazrek, a village about 150 kilometers (90 miles) north of the capital Tirana.
They are surrounded by photographs of dead relatives on the walls, their small window covered with iron bars.
The bitter feud has already led to some casualties and the two youngsters, entangled through no fault of their own, could be next.
"Outside, we are facing death," Amarildo whispers. He says he dreams of having a ball and playing with his only friend, the brother that shares his fate.
The boys' mother, Vjollca, recently committed suicide, unable to stand her family's captive life any more. She was 29.
"I found her hanged in the barn," Amarildo says, his voice choking as he fights back tears.
The rival family gave them three days to mourn and bury her, promising not to kill them during that time.
The boys' only link with the outside world is their teacher, Liljana Luani, who comes twice a month to teach them to read and write.
"The children of vendetta are condemned to death," says Luani, who has asked the Albanian authorities to bring an end to what she calls an "unacceptable crime for a country that wants to integrate into Europe."
Almost 600 Albanian children were unable to start the new school year in September, hiding at home from vendetta threats, which sometimes now extend to women and girls, Gjin Marku, who monitors the problem for a local organization, told AFP.
Police say there have been 225 victims of blood feuds in Albania in the last 14 years, but activist groups estimate the real number could be much higher.
"In Albania, vendetta was developed due to a weak judiciary system that pushed people to settle scores on their own," sociologist Suela Dani explains.
During the communist era in Albania, from the end of World War II until 1992, a strict application of the death penalty in cases of vendetta allowed the regime to suppress it.
Since communism fell, the maximum punishment has been life imprisonment, but a lack of confidence in the justice system has led to an escalation in blood feuds.
Dani says "all the state structures" must make a real commitment to ending the ruthless practice, which can derail the lives not just of those targeted but also of those seeking vengeance.
When his uncle was killed, Alfred Vekaj, 17, swore he would get even.
"Every morning on my way to school I saw a man from the family that had killed my uncle and one day I hid my grandmother's gun in my school bag," he says.
"I did not want to kill him, just to prevent him from passing in front of my school any more."
But Vekaj missed his target and killed a passer-by.
"At least I am alive," he told AFP from his prison cell in Kavaja, the city where he is serving an eight-year sentence.


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Virgin selling iPhone 5s, 5c at $100 discount

Buyers interested in the iPhone 5c or the iPhone 5s iphone cases zebra may want to give Virgin Mobile another look. As we mentioned last week, the low-cost Sprint-owned carrier is offering the new models as of Tuesday, but they're doing so at a cheaper price than you'll find elsewhere.

Virgin tends to sell phones for the full unlocked cost, but in this case it's offering $100 off that unsubsidized price. That means if you're looking for an iPhone 5s, you can pick one up for $550, $650, and $750 for 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB, respectively. An iPhone 5c, likewise, goes for $450 for 16GB and $550 for 32GB. All that on top of Virgin's generally cheaper monthly plans, which start at $35, offer unlimited data and text messaging, and do not require a contract.

Of course, Virgin is one of the smaller carriers in the U.S. and it relies on Sprint's network, which is somewhat smaller than those offered by AT&T and Verizon. It's also worth keeping in mind, however, that the Sprint version of the iPhone 5c and 5s used by Virgin are not compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile, or Verizon (though they do work with several smaller carriers), so your switching options are limited.


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Pentax K-50 DSLR camera | LetsGoDigital

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Pentax K-50 DSLR camera
Ralf Jurrien : October 2nd 2013 - 07:55 CET

Pentax K-50 digital SLR camera : Pentax is pleased to announce the Pentax K-50 digital SLR camera. Weather-resistant and dustproof, this compact, lightweight camera combines user-friendly operation, with a host of advanced shooting features usually found in high-end models. The new Pentax K-50 boasts outstanding specifications, including high-speed shooting at six images per second, high-sensitivity shooting at ISO 51200 and high-precision AF with accurate tracking of moving subjects. This means that novice SLR users and casual photographers can enjoy high-quality digital photography with minimal effort. The Pentax K-50 also features a weather-resistant, dustproof construction for performance in demanding outdoor conditions.



Pentax K-50
The Pentax K-50 delivers a wide range of advanced shooting features, such as full HD movie recording and a selection of creative tools, including digital filters, to accommodate various shooting requirements. In addition, the Pentax camera can be powered by easy-to-obtain AA-size batteries, or the standard lithium-ion battery.


Weather resistant lenses for Pentax K-50
Launching alongside the Pentax K-50 camera body, are two different weather resistant lenses - the smc Pentax-DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6AL WR, and the smc Pentax-DA L 50-200 F4-5.6ED WR - which enhance the reliability and performance of the K-50 imaging system.


Pentax K-50 price       
In addition to the high technical specification, the Pentax K-50 will be available in 120 different colour variations. The colour-to-order service has proved to be very popular as a unique, stylish way for Pentax camera users to express their style through their choice of camera system. The Pentax K-50 Body only carries a retail price of £ 529.99. The Pentax K-50 + 18-55mm DAL WR lens carries a retail price of £ 599.99.

Pentax K50 digital SLR camera


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Fashion Designer Mark Jacobs To Leave Louis Vuitton

<couponp>After 16 years at Louis Vuitton, Mark Jacobs is expected to focus on an eventual IPO for his own brand, which could come within three years. Investors are interested, partly because the designer Michael Kors had a public offering in 2011, and since then shares have tripled in value.


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